HC Deb 10 July 1961 vol 644 c4W
44. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Health how many hospitals in the southwest region are not in possession of snakebite serum; how often this serum has to be renewed; and, in view of the large number of snake bites which have taken place recently, if he will provide a quantity for each of the hospitals in the region.

Miss Pitt

I have no information on particular preparations stocked by individual hospitals. Supplies of antivenom, which I am advised has a life of five years, are available to any hospital whose medical authorities wish to hold it.